Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has fired the General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Bolaji Oreagba.
To replace Oreagba, Governor Sanwo-Olu has appointed Olalekan Bakare-Oki as the acting general manager of LASTMA with immediate effect.
This was contained in a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Olawale Musa issued on Thursday night.
While it was disclsoed that Oreagba was removed as a result of the many incidences of misdemeanours among staff of the traffic control agency, Bakare-Oki was appointed to bring sanity into the organisation.
According to the statement, the new LASTMA boss was picked for the position for “better performance, eradicating incidences of misdemeanours among staff and continued efficient/effective traffic management on Lagos roads.”
Giving a brief biography of the new LASTMA helmsman, the statement disclosed that Bakare-Oki joined the Lagos State Public Service on April 25, 2000, and rose through the ranks over the years to the post of Deputy Director, Logistics and Engineering Department of LASTMA, before his new appointment as acting general manager.
He holds a Master’s degree in Transportation Planning and Management from the University of Lagos and has attended several capacity-building programmes on inter-modal traffic management systems locally and internationally.
While felicitating with him on his new appointment, the statement urged him “to justify Governor Sanwo-Olu’s confidence in his appointment by rising up to the occasion, while bringing his wealth of experience to take the Agency to greater heights.”